I don't see any button that says answer this question. How do I do it?

  • I am sorry . I am a new user :( May 13 '20 at 5:48
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    Just for what little it worths, you might consider taking a look at the tour and help center for this forum before asking a question. Get to know a community before participating?
    – elemtilas
    May 13 '20 at 7:49
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    Which question are you trying to answer?
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    May 13 '20 at 7:53
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    Upvoting since this is perfectly fine in Meta, if a bit basic.
    – FuzzyBoots
    May 13 '20 at 11:31
  • There is a new user who asks how to answer a question and it has 7 downvotes????! Shame on this website!
    – guest
    May 21 '20 at 16:14
  • Lol - I wonder why down votes ? Jul 4 '20 at 17:47

By typing into this box and clicking this button

vvvvvv a screenshot of me editing an answer

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    This wouldn't work for a new user trying to answer a protected question. I'm guessing that may be the OP's problem.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    May 13 '20 at 7:54
  • Rand al' Thor I believe it might have been ; what is a protected question ? May 13 '20 at 23:34
  • @FlyingSaucer: stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/protect-questions Basically, they require at least 10 reputation to answer. It often gets applied to questions that are attracting poor answers from people who've just encountered the site. For example, a question about homosexual behavior for a given character might attract detractors, or people trying to plug their favorite slashfic.
    – FuzzyBoots
    May 14 '20 at 3:01

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